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April 13th, 2009

What did you do, Ray? @ 01:48 pm


I couldn't help it.

I bid on the Houdini/HPL astrology lot.

Wish me luck, but I expect someone with deep pockets to blow me away. Which may be a relief.
 
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From:gina
Date:April 13th, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC)
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Wow, that's really cool! Good luck (or not, if the bidding gets too steep). :)
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From:bellwethr
Date:April 13th, 2009 09:48 pm (UTC)
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I'm glad you posted the original link to the auction--I've been watching it with some interest. I've been sorely tempted to bid myself, but I'm not sure how my wife would take it...
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:April 13th, 2009 10:02 pm (UTC)
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There's lots of potential wives around, but how many unpublished Lovecraft manuscripts are there?
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From:bellwethr
Date:April 14th, 2009 03:59 am (UTC)
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My wife (a manuscript expert who is keen on transcribing it) is not as adverse as I had thought....

Kitchen remodeling be damned. :)
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From:aaronjv
Date:April 14th, 2009 07:29 am (UTC)
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I, too, am very interested in getting a transcript of this.

So much so that I am offering $100 for the right to get/have such a thing ($250 more to Mike?). Maybe if we all pool our resources together, we can purchase it?

No, of course I am not thinking of the Simpsons episode "The Origin of Radioactive Man", not at all.

It just happens that I am currently writing a CoC RPG scenario starring Houdini. And I need some more inspiration.
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:April 14th, 2009 02:01 pm (UTC)
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If I win it, Elegantly Amused Press will publish it. But I can certainly get you the first transcription, though I doubt it will offer much in the way of inspiration.
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From:rizwank
Date:April 15th, 2009 05:30 am (UTC)
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So happy that'd you'd publish it.

It also seems a thing of awesome enough that I'd pitch in to buy it as well. Perhaps just get a bunch of folks to pool in cash to buy it, then offer a split of revenue from the publishing, assuming it nets anything..?
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:April 15th, 2009 01:29 pm (UTC)
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I can pretty much guarantee that it will not net any profit.

As it turns out, a syndicate has already formed to pool cash. Someone with deeper pockets than I is going to bid, and I've idiotically offered him money to help outbid myself.
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From:bellwethr
Date:April 17th, 2009 02:36 am (UTC)
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Well, I hope you won... I snuck a bid in during the last minute, but someone has much deeper pockets!
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:April 17th, 2009 03:36 am (UTC)
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Nope, I believe my syndicate failed.
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From:zorker
Date:April 14th, 2009 07:26 am (UTC)
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Whether you get it or not, at least you won't regret not having tried!
I still regret not shelling out the big chunk of money for the Vance Integral Edition I was eyeing years ago. Now the prices have jumped way up and I still can't justify it.

Journal of No. 118